Early intervention services
Getting involved with families early in the life of the child or the life of the problem provides the greatest opportunity to change the life course of our tamariki/children at risk of poor health, low educational achievement and anti-social behaviour.Family and Community Services focus is on the delivery of early intervention and prevention programmes and services that support better provision and coverage of services for children from pre-birth to school entry age, especially those children who are vulnerable.
Supporting families and whānau to raise strong children is what early intervention is all about. Read more about the theories behind the approach here.
Co-ordinated and accessible health, education and social services for high needs families with young children.
Read about the fund to create safe and nurturing environments for children and young people.
Integrated education, health and social services in a single community centre, to children and families in need of support.
Intensive, home-based support service for families with high needs to ensure that their children have the best possible start in life.
Supports parents to become actively involved in their four and five year old children's learning.
Helping teenage parents and their children access services and support.
Brings together resources across government agencies and community providers to address the needs of particularly vulnerable families.
A home-visiting service that helps parents understand how their infant develops and learns, and how best they can help their child reach their full potential.